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Spreading the fire

HONG KONG (SE): The president of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service at Vatican, Michelle Moran, and her husband, Peter, were the guests of the Hong Kong Catholic Charismatic Service Committee for its annual Advent gathering at the Caritas Community Hall on December 11.

Speaking to the theme Spreading the Fire, Michelle Moran said that what makes God real or not real for us is what we believe in our hearts.

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Hong Kong celebrates pope’s birthday

HONG KONG (SE): “I thank each one of you for your presence, which reflects your appreciation of the important work that Pope Francis is carrying out to unite us all under the cross of Jesus,” the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, said in welcoming guests to a gala concert at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to mark the 80th birthday of the pope on December 18.

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A Christmas message from our bishop

I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.
Today in the town of David, a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord

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A message from our bishop at Advent

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord

‘Come, Lord Jesus!’ (Revelation 22:20). Advent always reminds us of entering into a new liturgical year in the history of salvation. We are preparing for the Saviour to come 

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Not an end but a beginning

HONG KONG (SE): “Here on earth time passes, but God is eternal and likewise his mercy is everlasting,” John Cardinal Tong Hon said at a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the evening of November 13 to mark the closing of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

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Enriching Christian-Daoist dialogue

TAIPEI (SE): “Encouraged by the success of this encounter, we commit ourselves to share the fruit of our dialogue (in) expressing deepest respect for one another’s tradition and agreeing to engage in sincere dialogue at local, national and international levels,” a statement released by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the conclusion of a symposium at the Daoist Baoan Temple in Taipei on October 16 says.

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Appeal from Cardinal Tong for the annual Caritas Fund Raising Campaign

Turn mercy into action  
– give hope to the world –

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

“Refuse no one the good on which he has a claim when it is in your power to do it for him. Say not to your neighbour, ‘Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give,’ when you can give at once” (Proverbs 3:27-28)

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Bishop writes to people in prison

HONG KONG (SE): “The majority of people in Hong Kong prisons eventually are offered the grace of walking through the holy door as an experience of joy after a long sorrow,” Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing told a gathering of people who work in the prison ministry held at the cathedral on August 28.

The auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong added that before they get the chance to walk through the big gate to freedom, they must accept the consequences of their crimes.

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Second guessing Sino-Vatican outcomes

HONG KONG (SE): Reactions to the letter from John Cardinal Tong Hon, which was published on August 7 on negotiations currently being conducted between the Vatican and Chinese government representatives, have been generally hopeful, but at the same time counter-balanced with contradictory implication and limiting innuendo.

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